Auburn sophomore outfielder Steven Williams has been named the Perfect Game/Rawlings National Player of the Week after his performance in the Atlanta Regional last weekend.
This is the first time in Williams' career that he has earned this honor.
In Williams' three games at Georgia Tech's Russ Chandler Stadium, he went 6-for-13 (.462), scoring three runs and hitting two home runs, a double and had 10 RBIs to earn Atlanta Regional MVP.
The Georgia native began the tournament by going 4-for-5 with a home run and five RBI's -- matching Auburn's regional RBI record -- against Coastal Carolina.
The next day against Georgia Tech, Williams added to his regional resume in a big way with a three-run, walk-off home run with two outs against Georgia Tech. It was the first walk-off homer for Auburn in the NCAA Tournament since David Ross' home run at Florida State in 1997.
Twenty-four hours later, Williams' two-RBI double in the sixth inning against Georgia Tech was the difference in Auburn's regional championship win.
Williams and Auburn take on North Carolina in the Chapel Hill Super Regional this weekend. Auburn will be making its second straight Super Regional appearance Saturday at 11 a.m. CT on ESPN.
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